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Technical Services and Facilities Procurement Lead - Germany

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  • Location:

    Frankfurt am Main

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Josh Uwemedimo

  • Contact email:

    josh@pod-talent.com

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-04

​Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Chemicals organisation in Germany on a Technical Services and Facilities Procurement Lead position. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the procurement activities in Germany across all sites with a particular focus on indirect procurement. A large part of the spend is concentrated around procuring Site Technical services and Facilities management however there is opportunity to be involved in all activities across both direct and indirect procurement as well as the added responsibility of leading activities on an international perspective across their Nordic and Eastern European sites.

This business is the leader in its market and the centre of innovation in their industry. With 55 production sites globally across every continent, they are a growing international organisation that has a healthy 3% growth on revenue last year to just under $3.5bn; a notable achievement in such unprecedented times. An 11,000 employee strong business, they offer a collaborative environment and a culture that promotes changing the status quo.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of Goods and Services for German sites

  • Manage risk by analysing current/future procurement market conditions

  • Optimise existing supplier contracts

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key suppliers, providing high level of issue resolution where necessary

  • Negotiation of purchasing conditions, strategic sourcing, supplier management and contract management

  • Establish and evaluate performance metrics of categories and own cost saving results

  • Lead team of 4 people

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Engineering, Supply Management or Operations.

  • 5+ years experience purchasing Technical services, Facilities with some experience leading a small team

  • Strong background within a Manufacturing environment

  • Fluent English and German is a must

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or give Josh Uwemedimo a call on 02038796983 to discuss further.


Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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